India’s decision to license laptop and PC manufacturers raises questions :-
Over 90% of the laptops and PCs India imported in fiscal year FY23. Totaling $5.3 billion and 8 million units, were made in China. The government wants to encourage indigenous manufacturing of these gadgets. India has issued a guideline requiring licenses for laptop and computer importers. In the preceding fiscal year (FY23), the government imported eight million laptops and PCs worth $5.3 billion, with China accounting for more than 90% of these imports.
The government wants to promote indigenous manufacturing of these gadgets. However, there are worries about future supply shortages and the assurance of acceptable quality requirements for laptops and PCs inside user industries, such as IT firms and global captive centers (GCCs). With the use of production-linked incentive (PLI) programs and in coordination with international laptop manufacturers, the local sector is hopeful about expanding.
Megha Chawla, Partner & Capability Sourcing Leader at Bain & Co.; Tarun Pathak, Research Director at Counterpoint; Ashish Agarwal, VP & Head-Public Policy at NASSCOM; and Sanjay Aggarwal, President of Electronic Industries Association of India (ELCINA) were the subjects of Latha Venkatesh’s exclusive interviews for CNBC-TV18.